Spend a day honouring Canada’s military heroes? Here are five great day trip ideas that will help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

 

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    Fly In a Vintage Aircraft or Get Up Close to the Avro Lancaster

    Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum boasts one of the world’s largest displays of operational aircraft. This distinctive delta-shaped building houses over 40 historic aircraft, and it’s where you can see the only flying Avro Lancaster in North America.

  • 2

    Visit a Castle

    Dundurn National Historic Site was built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.

  • 3

    Become a War of 1812 Enthusiast

    Visit Chiefswood National Historic Site to discover the important role Six Nations warriors played in the War of 1812 or take a trip to Battlefield House Museum & Park for the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. For all things 1812, download the free Route 1812 Mobile App and take an interactive trip through the past as you drive or cycle along this historic trail through Southern Ontario.

  • 4

    Satisfy Your Inner Military Buff

    Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837-38, the Boer War and World War I at the Hamilton Military Museum, known for its reconstructed World War I trench. At Southern Ontario’s largest military museum, the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford, you’ll find collections from the War of 1812 to the present day, restored vehicles and artifacts from the army, navy, and air force.

  • 5

    Tour Canada's Most Decorated Warship

    A visit to the HMCS Haida in Hamilton will give you a first-hand appreciation for the challenges faced by the ship’s outrageous crew during those decisive and important sea battles.

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Now thru December 29

A Winter’s Night in Paris Culinary Experience

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Based on standard rooms only. Rooms are subject to availability. Reservations required to the Arlington...

December 6

Delicious Desserts: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        6:30 PM...

Now thru September 28

MacNab’s Kitchen

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

SATURDAYS Only, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM...

Now thru October 20

Tandem Kayak Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

August 10

Free Exhibition Tours

Oakville Galleries

120 Navy Street, Oakville

Tours begin at 2pm at Centennial Square and 3pm in Gairloch Gardens. Admission is free.

August 25

Family Art Workshop

Oakville Galleries

1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, L6J 1L6

Drop by between 1pm and 4pm. Admission is free.

Now thru August 23

Girlfriend Friday One day Retreats

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Must register in advance. Limited spots per date. Ladies only...

Now thru August 24

Meditation Class at Terre Bleu Lavendar Farm

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

Select Dates Only

Now thru September 30

Pedal and Paddle

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Now thru May 1

The Collection: A Hands-On Experience

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Duration of Experience: 3.5 hours Availability: Year-Round, Afternoons Only Minimum Person: 12

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